French Motorcycle Filtering Experiment Ends

Contrary to a number of social media posts appearing from nowhere today, French authorities have not suddenly clamped down on riders of two-wheelers in France. Not that the rule-makers across the Channel necessarily have a good reputation with regards to those of us on bikes and scooters mind you... What has fuelled these 'dramatic' posts … Continue reading French Motorcycle Filtering Experiment Ends

New Beverly 300 & 400 scooters for 2021

Twenty years after the first generation of Piaggio’s Beverly scooter was born in 2001, the Italian manufacturer unveiled the new Piaggio Beverly on their piaggio.com website as 2020 drew to a close. Large wheeled scooters have never really caught on in the UK, but in Europe the fashion-conscience riders appreciate that  the increased diameter helps … Continue reading New Beverly 300 & 400 scooters for 2021

Scooter shopping post-Brexit – some of the facts

In January 2020 the UK officially left the European Union (but remember, we’re still part of Continental Europe!), followed by a ‘transition period’ to acclimatise to the changes voted for in a referendum back in 2016. The 31st October deadline of this period was postponed because the bureaucrats still couldn't agree on the details. Finally, one … Continue reading Scooter shopping post-Brexit – some of the facts

Big 7 Scooter Rally

In normal circumstances we'd have ridden the best part of 200 miles down to the Big 7 scooter rally in Kent yesterday, had a good party there last night and woke up this morning in a tent feeling slightly worse for wear! However, never ones to shirk responsibilities, we here at ScooterNova along with our … Continue reading Big 7 Scooter Rally

Vespa 946 Christian Dior

  The Vespa 946 was launched in 2013, a new model to the range taking inspiration from the Vespa prototype MP6 produced in 1946. In my opinion, this is one of the most stylish of the modern automatic Vespa scooters Piaggio have produced, almost risqué in design you could say. However the decision was made … Continue reading Vespa 946 Christian Dior

Vespa & Piaggio News – illegal fakes, free extended warranty, finance offers

On a number of occasions, Sticky and I used to play a silly little game between ourselves at the Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA) of 'Spot the Clone'. You see, over the years some of the less scrupulous manufacturers in China seemed to think it was fine to simply copy other manufacturers' scooters and arrive back … Continue reading Vespa & Piaggio News – illegal fakes, free extended warranty, finance offers